Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Book Review for Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle

 Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle

Published March 19, 2024 by Atria Books

 


Taken from Goodreads:  Being single is like playing the lottery. There’s always the chance that with one piece of paper you could win it all.


From the New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years and One Italian Summer comes the romance that will define a generation.

Daphne Bell believes the universe has a plan for her. Every time she meets a new man , she receives a slip of paper with his name and a number on it—the exact amount of time they will be together. The papers told her she’d spend three days with Martin in Paris; five weeks with Noah in San Francisco; and three months with Hugo, her ex-boyfriend turned best friend. Daphne has been receiving the numbered papers for over twenty years, always wondering when there might be one without an expiration. Finally, the night of a blind date at her favorite Los Angeles restaurant, there’s only a Jake.

But as Jake and Daphne’s story unfolds, Daphne finds herself doubting the paper’s prediction, and wrestling with what it means to be both committed and truthful. Because Daphne knows things Jake doesn’t, information that—if he found out—would break his heart.

Told with her signature warmth and insight into matters of the heart, Rebecca Serle has finally set her sights on romantic love. The result is a gripping, emotional, passionate, and (yes) heartbreaking novel about what it means to be single, what it means to find love, and ultimately how we define each of them for ourselves. Expiration Dates is the one fans have been waiting for.

 

My Thoughts:   Rebecca Serle is a wonderful author.   I have read her other books and am so excited about Expiration Dates.   The idea of dating and knowing how long you have with the person is unique and fun.   It is also a lot of pressure, to know that your time together is limited would make it difficult to open your heart.

Daphne is a great character with her quirks and secrets.   I was entertained reading about her dating life but also sad that each man she met had an end date.   I was hoping that Jake, with no expiration date, would be the one.   Of course, it cannot be that easy and I was excited to see what twists would be thrown at me.  

Rebecca Serle is an author I am excited to read more from.   Her books are easy to read, the story moves at a good pace, and the characters are fun.

 

Thank you Atria Books for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 

 

Purchase your own copy on Amazon

 


ABOUT REBECCA
(taken from her website):  

Rebecca Serle is an author and television writer who lives in Los Angeles. She is the author of six novels and codeveloped the hit TV adaptation of her YA series Famous in Love. She received her MFA from the New School in NYC. She loves Nancy Meyers films, bathrobes, and giving unsolicited relationship advice. 

 

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Release Blitz for The Puck Arrangement by Trinity Lemm

 


The Puck Arrangement by Trinity Lemm is now live!



Bridget Bell has spent the past four years at Cedar University trying to find out the truth about where she came from. She's so close that she can taste it. Figuring it all out during her senior year is what she needs to make her past decisio

ns worthwhile. What she doesn't need is for the hot, overly sweet hockey captain and his crazy best friend to somehow end up in her and her best friend's lives-- closer than Bridget would like.

Lane Avery has been avoiding the NHL since he was eighteen, but the star hockey player is running out of time to make a choice. When he convinces his best friend to get a new apartment with him, the last thing he expects is for the leasing office to mess up their arrangement, giving them a four-bedroom instead of a two-bedroom. The worst part? He's stuck living with the girl he accidentally spilled his beer all over the week prior.

With Bridget's search for answers and Lane's impending decision, neither one can afford to get distracted-- or hurt. They both try to steer clear of the disaster waiting to happen, but will they be able to maintain a safe distance under the same roof?


My Thoughts:  Steamy, sexy, flirty, and fun.   This book is all about college romance.   They became roommates, not by choice, and tried not to like each other but close proximity and attraction pulled them together.   Trinity Lemm really embraced the college feel.   There were late night study sessions, papers to write, library time, and classes to attend.   

I love that Lane and Crew are athletes, so they had to work in workouts, coach’s meetings, and practice.   All of this is true to the college life.   Of course, there were parties and bars, so life was very busy for all the main characters.   The book was not all about college, there were family dynamics to work in and futures to decide.  I liked the fact that all the families were not perfect.   They were real and hard their faults.  

The  relationships were fun and the story moved quickly ( I read the book in 1 day). I was pulled into the story and even cheering for Lane and Crews hockey team.   The Puck Arrangement is a great sports romance book with family drama and great friendships.    

Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited! 

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Meet Trinity Lemm



Trinity Lemm is an award-winning romance author, best known for her novel Home. She's a recent college graduate of Western Michigan University, earning her degree in entrepreneurship with a minor in dance. She began her writing career in college and enjoys writing realistically flawed characters, along with fast paced stories. When she's not writing, you could find her dancing or watching scary movies.

 

Connect with Trinity

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Cover Reveal for The Plays We Fake by Brooke O'Brien

 


Brooke O'Brien has revealed the covers for The Plays We Fake!


 


Releasing March 29, 2024


I've heard the rumors about the football players in our small town. Trouble always has a way of finding them, and the girls can't get enough of their wild ways.


Hayes Carver has the bad-boy reputation down to go with his scoring records and good looks.


Everything changes after the game that destroyed his image and painted him as a dirty player. From the press and social media to his coach and teammates, the pressure is building, and he can't seem to escape the constant scrutiny.


When his limits are tested, Hayes turns to me for a way out.


He proposes that I play along as his fake girlfriend in hopes it changes the narrative and takes the pressure off him.


The rules are set in stone. Faking a relationship with him won't be easy, and falling for him is out of the question.


Yet the more time we spend together, the more the lines between what's real and fake begin to blur.


Hayes needs me to help save his reputation, but to do it, I'll have to risk my heart.



Cover Designer: Shanoff Designs   


Preorder your copy today!

Amazon: geni.us/tpwf   


Goodreads: https://bit.ly/ThePlaysWeFakeGR 


Meet Brooke O'Brien



USA Today Bestselling author Brooke O'Brien writes steamy and swoon-worthy new adult romances. She is best known for her sports and rock star romances.

Brooke believes a love worth having is worth fighting for, and she brings this into her stories where her characters risk it all for love.

When she isn't writing or falling in love with a new book boyfriend, you can find her spending time with her family, cheering on her favorite sports teams, listening to ASMR, or binge-watching the latest true crime documentary. She loves rockin' a comfy hoodie with leggings and believes the best days include a good nap.

Brooke loves connecting with readers and hopes you'll join her on her social pages or reader group to stay in touch. 

 

Connect with Brooke

Website | http://www.authorbrookeobrien.com   

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Now Live!! Scarlet Dreams by Meghana Sarathy

 

Title: Scarlet Dreams
Author: Meghana Sarathy
Genre: Forbidden Romance, Age Gap, New Adult, Love Triangle
Release Date: February 29, 2024







When I was still a little girl, playing with barbies, I saw him as my Prince Charming.
The day I learned what a ‘crush’ means, he was bestowed with the title of my first crush.
As I transitioned into a teenager, he morphed into the man of my dreams.
Every time I got myself off, he was the one who starred in my dark fantasies.

The only one I ever wanted.
But for him, I was merely his best friend’s daughter.
Completely off limits and unattainable.

Until the storm hit.
The tragedy changing the course of all our lives.
He was there through it all..
The man I so easily fell in love with
The one who finally saw me as a woman who had eyes only for him
Hope of finally getting a chance with him blossomed in me

Only for reality to slap me in the face.
There was only one true love of his life
It wasn’t me.
It was my MOM.



“I would love to watch Spirited with you again, but not tonight. I’ve other plans for the night if you’re game.”

And there goes my thoughts again…..and no, this time I’m not reining them in. The more I resist, the stronger they get. The allure of the forbidden. 

“But since I’m so sure that you’ll refuse to do it, let’s play the betting game again. If I win, you do whatever I ask you to and if I lose…I lose. Game over.” She shrugs, ever so casually.

“Wait. What? That’s not fair. If you lose, you get to listen to me too. You’ll do what I ask you to. Now that’s fair.”

She shakes her head, making a disapproving face. “See, that’s the catch. I don’t have to win a bet to listen to you. Anything you ask of me, I’ll do it, Noah. No questions asked. I don’t have it in me to refuse you. In fact, acting on your words and following your footsteps gives me so much joy.”

Don’t I know it? But the billion dollar question that I hadn’t bothered asking up until now is - why? Why do I mean so much to her? How is it that we grew so close? And why does making her smile and seeing her happy take priority over anything else in my life?

Is not searching and probing for answers the safer option? If I had truly been in oblivion up until now, I was at least protected and in bliss. Now? It’s too late for that. Too late to go back. 

“Anyway, let’s get this started. I’ll keep it fairly simple this time. If you answer my question correctly, you give me a dare and I’ll do it..and if you get it wrong.”

“I’ll do whatever it is that you ask of me. Challenge accepted.” I smile coyly, curious about what she has in mind.

At this point all bets are off. There is no saying what can happen, where our thoughts are headed and how to do damage control. I’m scared about how this night can turn out, frightened by what tomorrow will bring us, but bigger than the fear is the thrill. Giving into whatever it is that's brewing between is an appealing idea, potent with so many possibilities I didn’t even know I had the urge to explore. The allure of the taboo is irresistible, and it shocks me to my core thar it’s having such a profound effect on me. Nothing is making any sense anymore.







Meghana Sarathy is from Bangalore, India. She is an avid reader and also a writer. She writes Adult and New Adult romance, and also wishes to try her hands at dark and psychological thrillers. She especially loves reading and writing love triangles, taboo romance, and angst filled stories that are quite complex and unconventional. Her books tend to involve protagonists who are flawed, far from perfect, and as real as they can get. Her all-time favorite characters are her very own characters- Jennifer, Brandon and Linden. She tends to fall hard for boys who are either cocky, bossy, good flirts and total charmers.

She spends most of her free time reading, writing, watching anime or binging shows. Her favorite genres are Psychological Thrillers, Teen Drama and Sci-fi (especially time travel stories). Being a business analyst in a financial firm, she is plugged into the world of finance and has also dabbled in cloud technology. She plays platform games in PS5 when taking short breaks from writing. She is a crazy fan of Dragonball Z and can be seen watching the episodes in repeat. Vegeta is her all-time favorite anime character. Steins Gate and Monster come second in the list of her favorite anime, and currently Mr.Robot and Dark are her fav non-anime series.



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Cover Reveal for Cursed Wolf by Sophie Ash

 



Cursed Wolf 
by Sophie Ash

(Howling Death MC)
Publication date: March 29th 2024
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Synopsis:

If the sweet veterinarian finds out I’m a werewolf, she’ll bolt.
But she’s my fated mate, and the beast in me is howling for a taste.


I’m the wolf she hit with her car and nursed back to health. I’m also the gruff biker who saved her from her creepy boss.

She has no idea man and beast are one and the same.

We’re from different worlds, but fate’s thread ties us together. She thinks we’re just dating, but she’s meant for me. And as I get to know her, I can’t get enough.

The more time we spend together, the more my wolf howls to claim her. Soon, I won’t be able to hold back the animal within me.

Fate has cursed me with an impossible choice. Reveal my wolf to a human and risk the safety of my pack.

Or force her into my world with a mating bite, and bind our fates forever.

Whether she likes it or not.

This book features fated mates between a human woman and a protective wolf shifter hiding a big secret. Each book in Howling Death MC is a standalone with a guaranteed HEA!









AUTHOR BIO:
Sophie Ash is a USA Today bestselling author from Northern California, writing paranormal motorcycle clubs with plenty of bite, as well as passionate retellings of myths and folklore.

When she's not writing, she's probably reading, gardening, vacuuming up cat hair, or enjoying a craft beer in the sun.

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